Governor's School for Agriculture: 2022: Starting
Developing Keywords & Searching Activity
When looking for information, you need to start with terms (also called keywords) about your topic. Starting by opening the following Word document:
Make a copy of This Worksheet to work on in class (File → Make a Copy)
For the first part of this activity, we'll be searching Google (you may have a different search engine you prefer, but for this class, we'll all be using the same search engine) and Google Scholar.
For the second part of this activity, we'll be searching the library's databases using search strategies that you create --- use the tabs above to find databases that cover your group's project area and the "Building Searches" tab to help you put your strategies together!
Note on accessing sources: if you see "citation online" or "Request through Interlibrary Loan" you won't be able to use that source for your project.
- Slides from Session 1Powerpoint slides from June 28th library session
Developing Keywords (2min)
Moving from Keywords to Searching Databases (2min 55sec)
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